Page-9 of Current Affairs - December, 2011

Pakistan: Test fires Hatf-7 (Babur) cruise missile

Pakistan test fired nuclear-capable Hatf-7 cruise missile with a range of 700 km. The test of the indigenously developed multi-tube cruise missile system was successful. Hatf-7 or Babur missile has stealth capabilities and can carry nuclear and conventional warheads. The test of the “multi-tube indigenously developed” missile, which has stealth capabilities, was successful. The Hatf-7 ..

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Palestine:195th member of UNESCO

The United Nations’ cultural agency UNESCO has recently granted the Palestinians full membership. This is being considered to be an important step forward in their long-running efforts to achieve recognition before the world as an independent state. Now, UNESCO has become the first U.N. agency to welcome the Palestinians as a full member since President ..

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Tunisia: Constituent Assembly election, 2011

On 23 October 2011, an election to the Constituent Assembly was held in Tunisia. The elections have been tagged as Tunisia’s first truly free elections, the culmination of a popular uprising that set off similar rebellions across the Middle East. The Tunisians voted a 217-seat assembly that will appoint a new government and then write ..

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National Development Council (NDC)

The National Development Council (NDC) or the Rashtriya Vikas Parishad is the apex body for decision making and deliberations on development matters in India, presided over by the Prime Minister. It was set up on August 6, 1952 to strengthen and mobilize the effort and resources of the nation in support of the Plan, to ..

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BATL set to make BrahMos engines

BATL (BrahMos Aerospace Thiruvananthapuram Limited) has commenced its 2nd phase of development to put in place a full-fledged missile integration complex. BATL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BrahMos Aerospace that caters to product requirements in the India’s defence, aerospace and nuclear sectors, is set to land orders for production of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile’s liquid ..

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